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Australian General's response to anti-gun reporter

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Slater, Jan 18, 2008.

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  1. Slater

    Slater Well-Known Member

    From a British military website (www.arrse.com):

    THE BEST COMEBACK LINE EVER? Australian General Cosgrove was interviewed on the radio the other day and you'll love his reply to the lady who interviewed him concerning guns and children.

    This is one of the best comeback lines of all time. It is a portion of ABC interview between a female broadcaster and General Cosgrove who was about to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop visiting his military headquarters.

    FEMALE INTERVIEWER: So, General Cosgrove, what things are you going to teach these young boys when they visit your base?

    GENERAL COSGROVE: We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery, and shooting.

    FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it?

    GENERAL COSGROVE: I don't see why, they'll be properly supervised on the rifle range.

    FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?

    GENERAL COSGROVE: I don't see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.

    FEMALE INTERVIEWER: But you're equipping them to become violent killers.

    GENERAL COSGROVE: Well, Ma'am, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?

    The radio went silent and the interview ended.
  2. Gingerbreadman

    Gingerbreadman Well-Known Member

    I think that just made my entire week. Thankyou for that one :)
  3. macFarlaine

    macFarlaine Well-Known Member

    Good on ya mate....
  4. 41magsnub

    41magsnub Well-Known Member

  5. SaxonPig

    SaxonPig Well-Known Member

    Urban myth.

    Never happened.

    Story has been going around for a few years.

    Never heard it told as an Aussie general, though. That's a new twist.

    Not gun related so this thread will be locked soon.
  6. esq_stu

    esq_stu Well-Known Member

    love it! I can't wait to use that line.
  7. macFarlaine

    macFarlaine Well-Known Member

    Well I have never heard it....I wish I were as smug..sigh...
  8. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Shows up from time to time as a USMC Officer or US Army Officer, but this is the first time that it has shown up as a foreign officer.

    It is funny, but it never happened, like so many really cool things we wish someone had said.
  9. 41magsnub

    41magsnub Well-Known Member

    You must be new to the Internet, welcome!
  10. macFarlaine

    macFarlaine Well-Known Member

    Well we all start somewhere,or maybe some of us work...making guns,and then trying to learn a little more on sites like this..
    When I was at school we called people like yourself "spoil sports" very English and of course polite.
  11. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    If I had a nickel for every time this was posted on a forum and/or showed up in my email inbox, I'd probably have about $3.50.
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